'Godzilla' Stars Weigh in on Movie Monster's Weight Controversy

By DAVID WEINER

May 09, 2014

Is the new movie Godzilla fat? That's the silly controversy that has people talking, and we hit up the stars of Godzilla to see what they think about the matter.

"I've heard about these rumors. I feel very strongly against them, and I don't how they come up," says Elizabeth Olsen. "If you watch the film I don't think you think about that. I feel like they might have released some sort of image that maybe wasn't so flattering, and that happens to the best of us."

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson responds, "What sort of controversy is that? I mean, it's ridiculous." Upon further thought, he jests of the creature that first hit the big screen in 1954, "I don't know, it's been 60 years. Guy could've packed on a bit of weight, you know?"

In addition to Aaron and Elizabeth, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Sally Hawkins are among the humans on the run in this "epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla" in which the world's most famous monster takes on malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. 

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"When I was a kid I loved it," says Cranston of his personal connection to Godzilla. "It scared me, the mass destruction that this beast was able to accomplish, and also the ambiguity of not really knowing was it friend or foe."

Godzilla stomps into theaters and IMAX on May 16.



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